2021/2022 Service Definition

Content Resources for Teachers

About the Service

Lancashire County Council Education Digital Services offers schools access to a range of online interactive educational classroom resources, as part of their subscription to our Broadband and Online Services Bundle.

These services support and enhance teaching and learning by providing access to national resources and downloads aligned to the curriculum.

What are the benefits?

The service provides the following:

  • Content that has been selected as suitable for school-aged pupils.
  • Resources to aid teachers' lesson planning.
  • Help for teachers to search for and create their own content.
  • Add additional value to your school's investment in ICT technology.

What's Included?

Service Features

Your broadband bundle provides inclusive access to the following fantastic content services:

Resource Description

 British Pathe

British Pathé


  • Lancashire County Council Education Digital Services have negotiated access to British Pathé for our broadband connected customers.
  • Free access within school to the internationally acclaimed British Pathé Archive, widely used by TV and Film.
  • Connected Schools are able to download and use high quality clips from the online Archive (please see licence information below).
  • Includes over 90,000 video clips and stills covering a vast array of national and regional historical news and events including WW1, WW2, weather events, Everest, Churchill, royalty and the weird and wonderful!
  • This service is only accessible for schools purchasing our Broadband and Online Service option, and only gives the ability to download free resources when staff and pupils are connected via your School's broadband connection.
  • This archive is of interest to all schools as it has wide ranging historical interest suitable for cross-curricular activities.
  • It would also be particularly popular with History/RE departments.

For schools connected to our broadband service, as a NEN (National Education Network) connected School, you also benefit from resources created by other regions around the UK. Some of these resources are restricted to schools who purchase one of our Broadband and Online Services Bundles and are not available outside school:

Resource Description


The NEN – National Education Network Resources



One of the membership benefits of NEN is the access to high quality teaching and learning resources. 

Some examples of the excellent resources include:

  • The Cold War
  • Polar Expedition
  • Broadcast Engineering and Maths
  • History of Computing
  • Viking Adventures at the British Museum
  • The Tudors in London
  • The Romans in London
  • The M Room – listening sites in World War II
  • Managing a Death in a School Community

All have been developed and/or funded by members of NEN and in some cases charities or key partners have been involved. 

Some of them are open access for anyone to use. Others, marked by ‘NEN only’, are only licensed for schools that are with a local authority that is a member of their local Regional Broadband Consortium and subsequently members of NEN-the Education Network. These resources must be accessed from within your school network so we can validate the license. 

If you are trying to access an NEN resource (and are part of one of the member RBCs) but are not having any luck, please contact info@nen.gov.uk.